17 Nov 2017 15:50

Russian Railways registers growth in passenger traffic between Russia, Tajikistan in 2017

MOSCOW. Nov 17 (Interfax). Russian Railways (RZD) has registered a growth in passenger traffic to and from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan this year.

In January-October, passenger traffic rose 75.6% and 12.3% respectively year-on-year.

Regarding other CIS countries and the Baltic States, RZD said that passenger traffic between Russia and Latvia was up 7%, up 1.6% with Estonia and 3.4% with Kazakhstan.

Passenger traffic between Russia and non-CIS countries increased 11.2% to 608,300 people in 10M 2017. The biggest growth was between Russia and Finland (23.7%), Russia and China (21.5%) and Russia and Germany (16.7%). The route schedule for 2016-2017 serves 11 counties in Europe and Asia via 20 international routes (including transit). Trains make journeys from Russia to Germany, France, Finland, Austria, Czechia, Italy and China, among others.